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comment What is this technique of singing called ?(bass effect)
No, the pitch has nothing to do with it, per se. She can sing those same notes raspy and dirty, and she can sing those same notes "clean". And she can probably use the raspy tone with higher notes too.
Jul
26
comment What constitutes melody?
No, a melody is merely a sequence of notes. How that melody is interpreted and performed with regard to articulation and phrasing is another matter altogether. I do not see any point in confusing the two.
Jul
21
comment Lilypond incorrectly displaying natural signs in B Major
It's hard to tell from two measures of music, but perhaps the melody isn't actually in any major key, per se. Perhaps the piece is in another church mode such as Dorian or Lydian and you haven't identified the correct key signature to represent that mode (with as few accidentals as possible).
Jul
20
comment 8 quarter notes in 4/4 time?! And how do I insert this into Guitar Pro?
@Patrx2, You can watch Daniel Spreadbury discussing this issue right here. youtu.be/VBhPyTNkXKI?t=24m
Jul
20
comment 8 quarter notes in 4/4 time?! And how do I insert this into Guitar Pro?
The point is that you should clearly show where the beats are. Using those "staggered" syncopated quarter notes obscures where the beats are.
Jul
20
comment 8 quarter notes in 4/4 time?! And how do I insert this into Guitar Pro?
There's a company called Steinberg that is working on a music notation software competitor to Sibelius and Finale. I follow the development, and there was recently a video blog by the lead developer who said that the new Steinberg product would, by default, prevent people notating things like what was done in Voice 2 in the example provided by the questioner, and would default to the kind of notation I use in my example.
Jul
20
comment 8 under clef and timing questions
Usually guitar sheet music doesn't use the 8 below the clef, because everybody knows it's supposed to be there for guitar. This clef symbol is most often used for the tenor vocal part in a piece of choral music, to distinguish it from the soprano and alto parts.
Jul
20
comment 8 quarter notes in 4/4 time?! And how do I insert this into Guitar Pro?
This is a pretty strange measure of music, I will grant you that. I would have notated this differently, but it is playable if you can decipher it. The notes in the middle voice should be written as single eighth notes and tied eighth notes. "Staggering" the three syncopated notes in the middle voice by writing them as quarter notes is against the conventions of proper notation.
Jul
17
comment Default connection of notes in sheet music
What instrument are you playing? How to articulate the phrasing depends very much on which instrument you are talking about.
Jul
15
comment How to input quarter tones in Garageband
Garageband will not be able to interpret quarter-tone MIDI signals coming from your keyboard. But Garageband can simply record the audio output from the keyboard, through an external audio-to-USB interface. So if the quarter-tones are so important to you, why not do that?
Jul
12
comment Why are bass guitars so much shorter than a double bass?
Bass guitar strings can be constructed with a solid steel core, another steel wire wrapped around that, and a third steel wire wrapped around that. This produces a tremendously thick and dense string that can be of a short scale length yet tuned to a steady low pitch.
Jul
12
comment Why are bass guitars so much shorter than a double bass?
The strings on an electric bass guitar are very thick, meaning they can be tuned to a low pitch and be playable. They don't have to be double the scale length. Do you understand the technology behind wound steel guitar strings?
Jul
10
comment Why can't we play what people speak?
I think you should delete your last line, "What is the difference between people singing and people speaking?". That is an entirely different question, and should be posted as a separate question.
Jul
8
comment Is there any support for microtonality and temperaments in (or beyond) the MIDI specification?
Here's a tip. The freeware sforzando sample player by Plogue, a standalone virtual instrument and plugin in all common formats for Windows and Mac OS X, supports playback using Scala tables. plogue.com/products/sforzando
Jul
8
comment Is there any support for microtonality and temperaments in (or beyond) the MIDI specification?
The Scala creation software is available for Windows, Linux and Mac OS X. huygens-fokker.org/scala/downloads.html. However most people who use Scala files just rely on the presets available with the particular virtual instrument. They never go near the creation software.
Jul
6
comment Why does the bridge saddle on a steel-string guitar sit at an angle?
Whether the G is wound or unwound depends on the gauge of strings you select. If you buy a set of 12s or 13s for an electric guitar, the G will be wound.
Jul
6
comment Why does the bridge saddle on a steel-string guitar sit at an angle?
Saddle position and angle is only one factor among many.
Jul
6
comment Why does the bridge saddle on a steel-string guitar sit at an angle?
Many factors interact. Nut-slot height, fret height, neck relief (bow), saddle height, saddle position, compensating for differing string thicknesses and gauges, and probably other things I can't think of. Some people prefer extra-heavy-gauge steel strings and high action. Some people prefer extra-light-gauge strings and low action. This is why spending money on a professional setup is worthwhile -- to calibrate your particular guitar according to the way you like to play it, to achieve the easiest playability with the best intonation.
Jul
6
comment Why does the bridge saddle on a steel-string guitar sit at an angle?
an instrument with the closest to optimal intonation that is feasible. And this holds until the guitar itself is exposed to significant changes in temperature or humidity which causes the wood to shift. So if you want the best intonation, pay a professional repair person for a "set up" every year or so and he will attempt to calibrate everything to make the intonation as optimal as possible for your particular instrument.
Jul
6
comment Why does the bridge saddle on a steel-string guitar sit at an angle?
Each string has to be fretted at each different pitch. Depressing a string down to the fret on the fingerboard distorts the string and its tension and can throw the intonation off just a bit compared to other strings or other notes at other positions. When the guitar is "set up" or calibrated, the technician adjusts the depth of each string slot in the nut, and the height of each string over the bridge saddle, and the slight amount of bow or "relief" in the neck (it's not perfectly flat; it's not supposed to be) and other factors to try to take all of this into account and produce...